We’re big fans of the Duramax Diesel-powered Chevy and GMC trucks that we see every day, whether they’re at the mall or the job site. The power figures are great, they’re reliable and comfy, and getting better all the time.
Soon enough, there will be the release of the K2XX-HD trucks, and we can only hope that they’ll be as capable as this soot-belching, 2006 GMC Sierra “racetruck” tuned by Pacific Performance Engineering is that Diesel Power Magazine got to toy with, pulling a trailer in the desert sand at speeds exceeding 140 miles per hour — a new world speed record for towing a trailer. And hats off to the Carson trailer for not ripping apart from wind speed, as well.
The video is from a little while ago, but it doesn’t change the fact that a world record had been set, but a 2500 Sierra HD that sounds like a jet liner taking off. Take a look at the video, and let us know if your Duramax can compete with this one.